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Childminder in Leamington Spa

5 stars

Usually responds within 24 hours

Female Member since Sep 2009 Last Updated Dec 2021 Last Login 20 May 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare

About Me

Welcome to Little Fruits Childminding!

We are a family run childminding service that provides care to children from 0 - 14 years.
We pride ourselves on running a home from home atmosphere to the children which is reflected in our setting. We have two small dogs and two cats the dogs are not allowed access to the playroom but they do have full access to the garden where the children get to pet them .our aim is to provide children with a caring and nurturing environment, that helps them to develop their confidence and skills in preparation for school. We encourage and support the children to seek out their own opportunities for play, using their creative and imaginative minds, with a little guidance at times, to set up the perfect opportunities through which they would best learn and develop key skills. Thus making learning fun through play.

My Experience

Hi, my name is Chris. I own and run Little Fruits and have been doing so for just over 14years. I am rated "Good" with Ofsted.
I am married with four children .before I started childminding I worked in various shops in town .I also while living in Cornwall worked part time in a playgroup / nursery for two years .For the past 9 years my daughter Sam has been working along side me as a co childminder Sam is also rated good with ofsted she is married with two children that attend little fruits before and after school and through the holidays

My Qualifications

NVQ 3 in childcare. I have up to date certificates in Pediatric First Aid, safeguarding and Child Protection. In addition to those I also keep myself up to date by attending other various childcare courses throughout the year.

Sam also holds a level two and three NVQ in childcare.also holds a pediatric first aid,safeguarding and child protection certificate.

In addition everyone (working and living on the premises) have had a CRB / DBS Check

My Availability

Our hours are 7:30 to 17:30 Monday to Friday. However we are flexible and will accommodate to individual needs where possible.
We do close on bank holidays

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 01/12/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

Full Day (6.5 - 10 hours) £35
Half Day (up to 6.5 hours, morning or afternoon session) £25

*Please note we do request a minimum of 2 days a week to best settle in and benefit your child.

Before School Care £6
After School Care £12

Fees include mid morning snack for full & half days.
Please note nappies and food are not included and will need to be provided

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Ofsted Inspections

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Ofsted Good Provider Logo
22 May 2019
24 September 2014 - 2
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Below are the latest reviews for Chris. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

My son, aged 2 and a half years has been attending little fruits for just over one year now. He suffers from some separation anxiety when we leave him still after 12 months but Christine and her team deal with this so quickly and efficiently. My son is able to calm with 2-3 minutes of my leaving and then enjoys a very happy session with the team. My son is always clean, well looked after and attend to, and happy when I arrive to collect him. He enjoys telling me about what activities he has enjoyed that day and always happy to go back when his older sister is joining him for that added comfort. Christine is flexible and knowledgeable in her approach and provides an all round excellent service.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for mrsmachi mrsmachi about Avatar for Chris Chris on 24/09/2014

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